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Staff Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the well established team on Willows as a Staff Nurse. We are looking for registered Mental Health Nurses who are driven to provide high quality care to male patients in a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

We are looking for nurses who are approachable, compassionate and motivated with good communication skills and who excel at being part of a team.

The role will include working alongside an experienced nursing, medical, psychology and allied health professional team to provide enhanced level of patient centred care aimed to support our patients within their recovery.

You will become part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team with focus on assessment of need, treatment and recovery, while placing the service user and their families at the centre of care planning.

If you are driven to provide good quality care for vulnerable woman and you believe in our Trusts fundamental standards then this may be the opportunity for you.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a mental health nurse who has a passion and commitment to caring for men who are in the acute phase of their mental health. We want nurses who put the 6Cs into practice on a daily basis and have a supportive and considerate nature, to work within a cohesive inter-professional ward team.

In return we offer the chance to develop your professional decision making and complex care management skills for a wide range of long term conditions preparing you for a career path in many different areas of nursing.

We are committed to your personal and professional development and actively encourage participation in CPD courses. We are able to support newly qualified nurses through preceptorship and further development opportunities in a range of areas for more experienced staff nurses.

We encourage you to bring your existing skills and experiences to enrich our clinical area and work with us to create a robust, caring and compassionate ward environment for our patients.

You will need to be available to work a flexible 24 hour working pattern on a rotating basis to include nights and weekends.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a defined level of assessment and access to interventions for a diverse patient group and their families under the care programme approach, who present with significant mental healthproblems/disorders.

To provide a realistic timely and occasionally intensive support to patients within an Inpatientsetting.

To provide education and supervision to junior staff members, peers and other professionals

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/General).
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC or due to receive soon


  • Demonstrate continued professional development to maintain professional registration



  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 c's


  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care



  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible and handle conflict issues
  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care
  • Good written/oral communication skills


  • Good skills in assessment intervention and evaluation of patients nursing care gained within a PICU or secure setting



  • Ability to work to meet the needs to the service (including unsocial hours and bank holidays)


  • 24 shift pattern

Values and Behaviours


  • All staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Highbury Hospital



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